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- December through February - Mysteries, Scandinavian fiction, or books with a winter setting (i.e. Father Cadfael mysteries or Henning Mankell books)
- March through May - Fantasy, fairy tales, or books with a spring setting (i.e. In the Forests of Serre, The Enchanted April)
- June through August - Science Fiction or books with a summer setting (i.e. Dune)
- September through November - Books with a creepy or autumn setting (i.e. Something Wicked This Way Comes)
Creating a seasonal shelf not only allows me to read seasonally, but it also allows me to address my enormous TBR collection by creating a smaller pool of books to draw from without restricting myself too much. I might read everything on my seasonal shelf or I might read just some of those books. I like to allow myself room to read something I hadn't thought of, to accommodate a sudden urge to join a read-a-long, or to read impulsively ... because reading should be fun!
Do you create seasonal shelves?
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